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July 26, 2004

Politics can be a funny business

One comedian flays George Bush's campaign strategy, naming it "Leave No CEO Behind!" Another does a bit about the Left trying to make Kerry magically electable by tapping their heels together and saying "There's no place like Clinton."

More and more comedians these days are joking their ways into the political world. Dennis Miller on the Right and Al Franken on the Left make their mortgage payments with political humor.

Whoopi Goldberg and Janeane Garofolo are doing "stand-up" on stages these days that seem little more than anti-Bush rants which are only funny to those on the far Left.

So are they funny? Are they staying true to their comedic roots or is this just another way to win an election?

Should I call Al Franken a comedian or a politician?

Geoff Edgers of the Boston Globe makes a run at the topic.

Posted by Dan at July 26, 2004 08:35 AM

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